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SpiderCloud Spins Wi-Fi into its 3G Small-Cell Cluster Solution

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February 27, 2012

SpiderCloud Spins Wi-Fi into its 3G Small-Cell Cluster Solution

By Mini Swamy
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SpiderCloud Wireless' breakthrough 3G small cell cluster solution that helps overcome the limitations of rapidly delivering enhanced cellular coverage and additional network capacity inside buildings was further boosted with the integration of Wi-Fi capability.


The integrated 3G and Wi-Fi system will provide mobile operators with a consistent management interface. With the integrating of Wi-Fi into its 3G small-cell cluster solution, SpiderCloud gives users another cost-effective option to access the Internet in large buildings, according to company officials.

An on-premise SpiderCloud Services Node controls the small cell cluster and integrates with the mobile operator's network and the Intranet.

SpiderCloud stated that it is the first company to introduce a breakthrough, small-cell architecture that includes a small-cell controller located inside buildings, called the SpiderCloud Services Node. Its integrated 3G/Wi-Fi system is based on the same architecture.

With this comprehensive enterprise- and service-provider grade Wi-Fi functionality, officials said that mobile operators can cost-effectively offer 3G as well as Wi-Fi capacity in Internet hotspots, large buildings and centers.

This becomes more relevant in a scenario where tens of thousands of mobile devices exchange exceedingly large amounts of data with the cloud, corporate servers, social media sites and more

“Mobile operators have embraced Wi-Fi as a way to provide services to today's data-hungry devices,” said Mike Gallagher, CEO at SpiderCloud Wireless, in a press release.

He added, “SpiderCloud wants to make it easy and cost-effective for operators to offer Internet access using both 3G and Wi-Fi inside large buildings.”

SpiderCloud started developing its integrated 3G/Wi-Fi product in 2010 and will be showcasing its 3G/Wi-Fi radio node and 3G/Wi-Fi services node at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) 2012 in Barcelona. The solution is expected to be available for trials in the second half of 2012.

In other news, SpiderCloud Wireless announced that with the support of Vodafone (News - Alert), it has launched its small-cell wireless system in the United Kingdom. The enhanced, indoor 3G network is now live in a number of U.K.-headquartered enterprises.





Edited by Jennifer Russell

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